A weekend of community and celebration.
The first Hipcamp Host Summit was on May 10-12, 2019. To stay informed about future events please fill out this form .
About the Host Summit
Join us to share stories and experiences with 100 Hipcamp Hosts from across the country. Immerse yourself in a weekend of relationship building, programming from insightful storytellers, paired with educational workshops on how to make the most of everything Hipcamp has to offer.
Delicious food and drinks will be provided all weekend long, paired with live music around the bonfire. You’ll also have the opportunity to relax, explore the land, and win incredible raffle prizes.
We’ll be updating you with the schedule periodically with specific speakers, workshops, musicians, and event programming. We promise, you won’t want to miss it!
This weekend-long event is taking place at the historic and gorgeous Hipcamp property, Whiskey Ranch just outside of Livermore, California, just 1 hour east of San Francisco, CA. Operating since 1884, Whiskey Ranch has a rich heritage as a hub for agricultural and black-smith operations, cattle grazing, horse boarding/training and more. In 1900 the ranch won Grand Prix at the Paris World's Fair for the world’s finest wheat.
Canvas tent accommodations will be provided by Shelter Co. Each canvas tent will have two full beds and all the bedding you need! Two people per tent.
Event Series Schedule
Friday - May 10th
- 5pm – Arrive, set up camp, and settle in
- 8pm – Welcome with the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe and Hipcamp CEO, Alyssa Ravasio
- 9pm – Bonfire and Stargazing
Saturday May 11th
- 6:30am – Morning yoga (optional)
- 7:30am – Coffee + breakfast
- 8:45am – Welcome and event logistics
- 9am – Morning keynote speakers
- 10am – Workshop session 1
- 11am – Workshop session 2
- 12pm – Lunch
- 1:15pm – Host + guest lightning talks
- 2pm – Workshop session 3
- 3pm – Workshop session 4
- 4pm – Free time or extracurricular activities
- 6:30pm – Dinner
- 8pm – Live music around the bonfire, s’mores, stargazing
Sunday, May 12th
- 8am – Coffee + breakfast
- 9am – New feature awards + farewells
- 10:30am – Pack-up + departure
- 12pm – Optional hike at Mount Diablo
What if I can’t arrive by 6pm on Friday?
Please aim between 5pm-7pm on Friday evening. There is an official event welcoming at 8pm on Friday night. If it’s not possible for you to arrive before 10pm we ask that you please arrive for breakfast at 7:30am on Saturday morning rather than after 10pm on Friday night.
Can I bring my dog?
No. Pets are not allowed at Whiskey Ranch.
Where will I be sleeping?
We are providing Shelter Co. canvas tent accommodations for all guests. If you are arriving solo, please be aware that you will be sharing a tent with one other guest.
Do I need to bring food + water?
Nope! We will be providing drinking water, beverages, and food for the entirety of the weekend. There will be vegetarian options at every meal. If you have other dietary restrictions or menu concerns please plan on bringing food of your own.
Will the event be documented?
Photographers and a video team will be onsite for the duration of the event to capture the celebration! Content may be distributed on Hipcamp.com and Hipcamp’s social media channels.